How to Interview Candidates Remotely

The Undercover Recruiter

In many cases, getting every candidate on your recruitment shortlist in for a face-to-face interview just isn’t feasible. Telephone or video interviews can often be a quicker and less complex process, usually giving more flexibility for both the employer and the candidate.

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Many candidates don’t answer the job interview question. Here’s why that’s a problem.

Cube Rules

Here's a situation I've faced when conducting job interview way more often than I should: I ask a question and the question is never answered. The post Many candidates don’t answer the job interview question. Related posts: How to really answer a job interview question.

2019 141

Should I Give Feedback To Rejected Candidates?

Evil HR Lady

We can’t interview all of them, and even great candidates aren’t necessarily interviewed. Frequently, candidates — both those who get interviews and those who don’t — contact me to find out why they weren’t hired or even interviewed. To read my answer, click here: Should I Give Feedback To Rejected Candidates? The post Should I Give Feedback To Rejected Candidates?

2019 169

Interview Questions Candidates Want You to Ask

Evil HR Lady

We talk a lot about questions hiring managers and recruiters should ask , but we never talk about the questions that the job candidates actually want to be asked. To keep reading, click here: Interview Questions Candidates Want You to Ask

2016 179

How to Use Phone Interviews to Screen Candidates


Phone interviews give you an easy way to do a quick assessment of a candidate. They do not require coordinating schedules of an interview panel or arranging time for a candidate to come in, and they can be done wherever you have cell reception.

5 Tips to Prepping Candidates for Interviews

The Undercover Recruiter

Even experienced recruiters can overlook the importance of fully preparing their candidates for interviews. As recruiters, we have an obligation to tell our candidates everything we know about the people and organisation. 5 Tips to Prepping Candidates for Interviews.

2017 89

What Do Executive Recruiters Look for in Candidates?

Professional Resume Services

If job-seeking executives only knew exactly what recruiters were looking for in candidates, their efforts would be made much easier. Read more » The post What Do Executive Recruiters Look for in Candidates? Blog Interviewing Job Search Professional Resumes

2019 130

Google Interviewed a Candidate, and then Filed a Patent for Her Work

Evil HR Lady

What began as a chance for collaboration quickly turned to a job interview , with Qi receiving a job offer on the spot. But because Qi had interviewed with the very same people who applied for the patent, it was clear they knew others were doing similar work. To keep reading, click here: Google Interviewed a Candidate, and then Filed a Patent for Her Work. The post Google Interviewed a Candidate, and then Filed a Patent for Her Work appeared first on Evil HR Lady.

2018 158

4 job interview differentiators to make you the preferred candidate

Cube Rules

After conducting my last job interview — where I was interviewing a candidate — I reflected on what differentiated a job candidate from others. After all, I’ve done a ton of job interviews over the past year. Job Search job interviews

2018 130

The Hiring Candidate Funnel

Hiring Technical People

I like to think of a funnel as the way we bring candidates into the organization and through the recruiting process. As you use elimination questions in the phone screen, you knock people out before you get to the interview. You have narrowed the candidate funnel too early.

What Do Executive Recruiters Look for in Candidates?

Professional Resume Services

If job-seeking executives only knew exactly what recruiters were looking for in candidates, their efforts would be made much easier. Professional Resume Services helps job candidates optimize their resumes and LinkedIn profiles so they are in a prime position to be recognized by recruiters.

2019 130

Brain Teasers to Find the Right Candidates

The Undercover Recruiter

Logic-based interview puzzles are becoming increasingly popular in recruitment processes to help employers find the brightest candidates and gain insight into a candidate’s thought process.

2018 100

Tips for Acing Your Phone Interview

Ms. Career Girl

Though preparing for a phone interview may not be as involved as preparing for an in-person meeting, you should still do what you can to ensure that the interview goes smoothly. Before you can ace the phone interview, you need to understand why it exists.

What You Should be Telling Your Candidates Before a Job Interview

The Undercover Recruiter

When you get to the stage of inviting a candidate to come in for an interview, you are already halfway towards employing them, sometimes even more. What You Should be Telling Your Candidates Before a Job Interview Undercover Recruiter - Recruiting & Talent Acquisition Blog.

2018 95

Pairing, Observers, and Interviewing Candidates

Hiring Technical People

On the Scrumdevelopment list, there was a thread about interviewing candidates. A poster said, We didn’t try to pair with the whole team during the interview – just one person with perhaps 2 others observing. Our general interview was 45-60 minutes of question discussion of topics with 2 – 3 people & candidate. Because it sets the candidate’s expectation that you do pair at work. That’s all, just great at interviewing.

Interviewing Candidates for Customer Service Jobs


Companies like Google and Microsoft have made difficult interview questions famous. While interview questions for customer service candidates don’t have to be as challenging as those asked by companies like Google, we can take a lesson or two from them.

2013 139

Candidate Empowerment – Candidate Experience 2.0 (Part Two)


Check out part one of our candidate empowerment series and learn how to reshape the candidate experience. . Candidate experience has come a long way, but it still has a long way to go. In part one of this series, I mentioned that a staggering percentage of candidates still report that the experience leaves much to be desired. This is what I like to call candidate experience 2.0. HR candidate empowerment candidate experience

5 Surefire Ways to Be the Right Candidate

Ms. Career Girl

Even with all the necessary certification, candidates are finding it hard to get into their dream careers. All you need to do is understand how you can be the right candidate for the job you desire. Here are five surefire ways to be the right candidate.

2017 182

Nothing Sells Better than Enthusiasm in the Job Interview

Ms. Career Girl

Job seekers are often surprised when they don’t receive a job offer after an interview. But imagine this scenario: I want to work in your company, but in my interview with you, I sit in a cowering posture and with downcast eyes.

2018 247

8 Ways Your Interview Totally Put That Candidate Off

The Undercover Recruiter

Where job interviews are concerned, I guess candidates are sort of supposed to feel like the inferior ones who have to win over their superiors aka the interviewers. The trouble with this is, when a candidate. 8 Ways Your Interview Totally Put That Candidate Off.

2016 111

20 Compelling Job Interview Questions to Ask Employers

Catherines Career Corner

To snag any job, at the end of your job interview, you will have the opportunity to ask potential employers your prepared questions. Explore this list of 20 compelling job interview questions to ask employers. Related posts: Job Interview? 15 Danger Signs Job Interview Questions.

8 Things That Differentiate You From Other Candidates

Career Alley

What makes an employer choose you over another candidate, especially when you both have the same skills? A lot of candidates find it stressful to compete for a role without quite knowing what their competition is like. Nail the Interview Interview Tips Resume Tips

2018 163

An Alternative Hiring Candidate Funnel

Hiring Technical People

You have ads that help your candidates screen themselves in or out. Next, the candidates send you a resume. The resumes that make it past your phone screen filter are candidates for in-person interviews.

Developing Internal Candidates


In HR and recruiting, it seems that we are always on a quest to find the perfect candidate and to fill a seemingly unending list of job openings. Managers may be pressuring us to find candidates with enough experience that they can slide right into a job with little to no training. The reality is that such candidates can often be hard to come by and the search for the perfect person could result in a job that remains unfilled for months.

How to Interview Job Candidates and Uncover the Best Talent


Entry HR Intern Recruiting hidden talent hiring best practices structured interviewWith the evolution of data science in the human resources arena, there are opportunities for hiring managers to have the kind of insight that wasn’t possible 10 years ago. We can uncover things. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution.

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Ms. Career Girl

Whether you are in college seeking an internship, or further on in your career and looking to advance your position, making basic and careless mistakes on a job interview can cost you that opportunity even if you have the experience, credentials, and intelligence.

2019 236

Why Job Seekers Should Consider Preparing With Mock Interviews

Ms. Career Girl

The competition has created a demand for new tools and resources for job seeking product managers to practice for interviews to increase their chances of success. It’s a bi-directional exchange, where users perform both the role of the interviewer and the job candidate.

2018 192

The Art of the Interview – Three Ways to Nail Your Interview

Ms. Career Girl

In every interview, as we strive to share our authentic self, there is an element of a star performance. While the list is long, the following are my top three tips to nail your interview. Use active language and first person singular throughout the interview.

2018 228

Interview Questions That Reveal A Candidate’s True Nature

Career Realism

Interview Questions That Reveal A Candidate’s True Nature. The interview is the most critical step in the hiring process. By asking questions that reveal the candidate’s true nature. offer some examples of questions that let you get inside the head of the candidate.

2017 72

How to Make Candidates Feel Comfortable During a Job Interview

The Undercover Recruiter

As a recruiter used to interviewing lots of candidates every day, you probably realize by now that some interviews go wrong purely because candidates are nervous and this makes you lose some really great hires in the process.

2015 110

Hiring Manager Makes Fun Of A Candidate After A Job Interview

Career Realism

In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if witnessed a hiring manager at your organization making fun of a candidate who they had just interviewed who had autism. Hiring Manager Makes Fun Of Candidate After Job Interview [Part 1].

2019 56

Managing the Candidate Experience when Hiring for Many Openings #thecandidate


It’s Candidate Experience week on Blogging4Jobs powered by the cool folks at Talent Circles. Check back this week to follow 25+ blogs published on Candidate Experience and follow the conversation on twitter at # thecandidate. . Give candidates a brief overview of the process.

Would Presidential Candidates Survive a Job Interview?

Resume Bear

After all, the weekly debates are a never-ending and very public job interview. In many cases, the faux pas of the candidates demonstrates who you do NOT want to be when you sit down in front of a recruiter. Read on for some lessons that will help you during your upcoming job interviews…. In your interviews, don’t be the guy who is “an inch deep and a mile wide”… knowing a lot about one subject, and virtually nothing about anything else.

2011 193

Interview Rescue

Careers Done Write

I propose a new show…interview rescue. The opening scene will show a job candidate in the conference room with a rapidly beating heart and a sinking feeling. The candidate has realized that he is tanking the interview. This candidate needs a rescue!

2014 203

You Know Candidates Are Interviewing You Too… Right?


Join us in 10 days on Febuary 27, 2014 from 11:00 – 12:00p EST for our webinar “ How to Get Strategic with the Candidate Experience ” and learn what it means to get strategic about your candidate experience practices. It got me thinking again about aspects of the candidate experience.

2014 152

Better Candidate Experience = Sustainability For Us All


Recently I observed a candidate experience that went something like this; the recruiting team was pushing for a self imposed deadline for an interview day. Candidate experience, or lack of, is hurting sourcing initiatives everywhere.

13 Interview Questions You Should Be Asking Finance Candidates

The Undercover Recruiter

Well, it may be time to send your trusty interview questions back to the drawing board. If your interview process is lacking strategic thought, you’re likely to miss out on valuable insight — both positive and negative — on your finance candidates. in an Interview.

Networking at the Interview

Careers Done Write

With this mindset, enter your next interview open to the possibility of expanding your network. Here are three networking-at-the-interview opportunities to consider. Fellow Candidates. Why not get to know fellow candidates that you meet in the lobby at an interview?

can we just assign interview dates to job candidates?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I have been scheduling phone screenings and in-person interviews with job candidates. For interviews, I provide a few options for days and time. I’ve had a few candidates respond saying they can’t take personal calls at work (no breaks?) or suggesting an entirely different day and time for a call or interview. For calls, I offer two days, allowing them to tell me a time that works best for a brief chat.

2019 48

Candidate Courting & That First Kiss


Like often times happens at business networking events, I was talking with a group of folks and discussing the role human resources can play in candidate engagement. I liken candidate courting, interview process, and job offer to that first kiss.

12 Candidate Warning Signs For Interviewers

The Undercover Recruiter

Can you really assess a candidate’s suitability fully from just a few conversations? Candidates aren’t the enemy, and we want them to be on their best behaviour. 12 Candidate Warning Signs For Interviewers. Recruiting Interview Warning signs

2016 82

The Top Three Reasons You’re Driving Candidates Away


It can be tedious to wade through applications and resumes, and we often get frustrated when we cannot find the right candidates. Sometimes it is a matter of not having enough skilled people in the job seeker pool, but other times we are the ones keeping good candidates from applying.

2014 142

The BAD Candidate Experience: Alive & Kicking


The Bad Candidate Experience. Every time I think we are past it – over it – ready to mark “the bad candidate experience” as a bad part of HR history, I hear another story. Telling candidates they didn’t get the job.